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Makray Memorial Golf Club

Barrington, IL View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
82 reviews
$11k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 240 guests

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$11k - $15k For 100 Guests
Up to 240 guests

Makray Memorial Golf Club is a banquet hall hosting weddings for couples in the greater Rockford and Chicago, Illinois areas. This classic venue features a stone clubhouse draped in lush ivy and sitting upon a property of fresh green grasses. Sitting approximately an hour outside of Rockford in Barrington, Illinois, this venue offers an escape from the busy city atmosphere.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples' guest lists can include up to 240 guests at the Makray Memorial Golf Club. A stunning outdoor ceremony takes place on the lawn of the venue, with white chairs placed on a flat piece of landscape among the course's gently rolling hills. Indoors, a banquet hall with large windows and French doors keeps the space open and airy. As the sun sets, an overhead chandelier lights the room with a romantic and cozy glow.

Services Offered
The staff at this country club make couples feel as welcome and taken care of as possible. They do this by offering the following services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Chairs
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Valet


Other Services
This venue hosts bridal showers and engagement parties for couples as well, in addition to ceremonies and receptions.

History
This golf course began in 1962, founded by Paul Makray Sr. and called Thunderbird. He wanted to create an inclusive space for families without the hassle of membership. The course and clubhouse were remodeled in 2002 and eventually became the Makray Memorial Golf Club.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

1,250.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

1,250.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

240

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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    Cindy D. Married on 05/29/2022
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    Beyond Perfect

    There are no words to describe our experience at Makray Golf Club for our wedding day other than PERFECT! Leeza and Laurie went above and beyond to help us with every aspect of the day. We couldn't of done it without them. My guests raved about the food and exceptional service. I couldn't of asked for anything better. If it were possible to add more stars, I would
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    Julia M. Married on 04/30/2022
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    Beautiful, amazing to work with, and so much fun!

    We had our wedding at Makray and it was an absolute dream. Laurie and Leeza made a great team and helped everything to run smoothly. I was planning a wedding all the way from San Diego and didn't even have to hire a separate coordinator. They were both punctual, organized, positive, friendly and everything you would want in a vendor for your wedding. The whole process was so much fun. The food was amazing and the space was gorgeous. Makray makes a spring/winter (cold) wedding in Illinois look so beautiful. My photos turned out great. I highly recommend Makray. Amazing team and venue.
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    Caroline Married on 08/09/2021
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    Perfect Wedding/Beautiful Venue

    Elegant and perfect are the best words to describe our recent wedding at Makray Golf Club. We chose Makray for our venue just three weeks prior to the date. We were only having 10 guests due to Covid, but Laurie and Leeza were eager to help plan our wedding as though we were having 200!

    The location and setting were perfect. We wanted to have our ceremony outside, but were comfortable knowing there were several beautiful options indoors in case the weather did not cooperate. The venue is a fantastic location with beautiful scenery throughout the grounds.

    Leeza and Laurie were always prompt with responding to my emails, offered excellent recommendations for appetizers, setting, etc. and did an amazing job setting up the ceremony and private room with our decorations and party favors.

    Throughout the dinner, they checked in with us to see that everything was going well. Our waitress, Sue, was amazing as well! She was very attentive to each guest’s requests for drinks and even accommodated special dietary requests. Everyone ordered something different, yet all items were served piping hot. Our guests are still talking about how delicious their food was, as well as the outstanding service provided.

    If you are planning a wedding, we would highly recommend visiting and considering Makray Golf Club. They are very flexible, reliable and professional. They treated us with utmost respect and as individuals, instead of just another bride and groom.

    Due to the combined experience of Leeza, Laurie, Sue (the waitress) and Chef, our wedding turned out more perfect than we could have ever imagined.
    It was a truly spectacular experience. We will be returning for dinner in the restaurant very soon and on many future occasions.
    Thank you for making our special day more perfect than we ever imagined!


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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Peter Wynn Thompson Photography Peter Wynn Thompson Photography Wedding Photographers

I love working at Makray. Wonderful staff and a beautiful location to shoot in the Northwest suburbs. The clubhouse and course are an amazing backdrop for photographs. If you're planning on getting married in the NW burbs, this should definitely be on your list.

Fred Fox Studios Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.

AGS Event Creations AGS Event Creations Wedding Florists

I had a privilege to design a wedding at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. I was very impressed with this facility. As a vendor they are fantastic to work with. Every one was extremely nice and helpful to our team. Also, the grounds of this venue are amazing. Thank You for being a fantastic vendor to work with!

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1010 S. Northwest Highway Barrington, 60010
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